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‘Massive’ voter turnout in AP; activists of both fronts clash



‘Massive’ voter turnout in AP; activists of both fronts clash


There was ‘large’ polling in Andhra Pradesh, which is prone to be accomplished by late evening of Monday, in line with Mukesh Kumar Meena, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing newspersons right here on Monday night, Meena mentioned the polling share has gone up on this elections as 68 per cent of votes have been polled within the State until 5 p.m. and people within the queue at 6 p.m. within the polling stations had been being being allowed to vote.

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, after casting his vote at Pulivendula

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, after casting his vote at Pulivendula

“The polling is prone to proceed till late evening. The ultimate polling share will likely be introduced after an examination of the complete information,’‘ Meena mentioned. 

As a part of the fourth section of basic elections, polling is at the moment underway in 175 Meeting constituencies and 25 Lok Sabha seats within the State. The full voters within the state are 4,08,07,526 with 2,387 candidates within the fray for 175 Meeting seats.

People in large numbers stood in line to cast their vote during the General elections at the Annapurna Devi school polling booth in Vijayawada on Monday

Folks in giant numbers stood in line to solid their vote through the Basic elections on the Annapurna Devi faculty polling sales space in Vijayawada on Monday
| Picture Credit score: KVS Giri

Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan after voting at a polling booth in Mangalagiri on Monday

Jana Sena Occasion chief Pawan Kalyan after voting at a polling sales space in Mangalagiri on Monday
| Picture Credit score: ANI


On the incidents reported within the totally different elements of the state, the CEC mentioned the fee had taken observe of all of the incidents, and the EVMs had been focused at eight pooling cubicles, however they had been ’protected’ and there was no want for any repolling within the State.

The Fee will conduct a overview with political events on the complaints on Wednesday, he added.

There have been many incidents of clashes between activists of the ruling YSR Congress Occasion (YSRCP) and the Opposition Entrance throughout the State, together with Kambampadu and Macharla in Palnadu district, Tenali (Guntur), and Anantapuram, amongst others. Rival teams hurled nation bombs at one another in Tangeda village (Gurajala). There was commotion in Tenali as YSRCP MLA candidate A. Siva Kumar slapped a voter who objected to him skipping the queue at a polling station. The Election Fee has ordered the home arrest of Sivakumar.

The sphere inquiries made by businessline present that the competition will likely be neck and neck between the YSRCP and the TDP-led opposition. In a tweet, Naidu mentioned the upper voter turnout confirmed consciousness among the many voters and would ‘augur effectively’ for the State.

YSRCP chief Perni Nani mentioned the occasion was all set to return to energy for a second time period.

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